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Remington 1903

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Remington 1903

#1 Post by Keiths » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 pm

Are the Remington WW2 1903's (not 03a3's) less desirable than earlier ones? If I understand correctly, there were fewer of them made, but prices seen to be lower where I've been looking.

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#2 Post by Greenmachine » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:54 pm

In my area Remington 03's always command a higher price simply because you don't see them that often and like you said they didn't make as many of them before they got there changes approved by the military and rebranded them to the 03A3. But as to the exact number produced I don't know. should have added that maybe the shop your looking at just doesn't distinguish a Remington from any other run of the mill Springfield 03.

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#3 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:29 pm

Something like 348,000 Remington model 1903 rifles were made before the switch ver to 03A3s.
I built one from a complete action i bought from Springfield Sporters in 1990. I paid 90 bucks shipped after tge 15 $ upgrade to a milled trigger guard.
They had nice selection of All the makers including hi low Springfield and Rock island.
I wasn't thinking collector value, but less wear and. Building a rifle.
Tgen spent another 5-6 chasing parts. The hardest being a decent stock . 65 $ with hg and stock metal from numrich.
Then i muffed it by having the whole thing refinished. :( the avtion had only 30-40 % of its blued finish. I sure could have used this site then. :)

At the time decent 03s were ouy of my price line so i buklt a nice one for less than the going rate. All in including the barrel install was 360.
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#4 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:10 pm

My '03 is a Remington, and I have always felt there is sometimes a bit of bias against an '03 "Springfield" that is not marked "Springfield." Maybe I'm just projecting my own feelings on the matter...
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#5 Post by M67 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:28 pm

Beautiful rifle!
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#6 Post by Stew15948 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:53 am

Little less sought after it seems but love mine

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#7 Post by oddball6 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:26 pm

I have an earlier Pre war Remington 03. The fit and finish on it is beautiful. Eyes are weak now, but it would shoot with the best of them Many of these guns went to our Allies
Mine is marked NZ on the butt. The stocks are stunning walnut

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#8 Post by Rick the Librarian » Sat May 11, 2019 9:35 am

Earlier Remington M1903s (like in the 3,040,000 range and lower) with grasping groove stocks are especially sought after and the truly low serial numbered ones (ca. 3,020,000 and lower) if original, can rival original Springfield and Rock Island M1903s in value.

Obviously, if a mixmaster, that lowers the value by a huge margin.

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#9 Post by JonnyDetroit » Sun May 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Are surplus remington barrels readily available? I'm building a 1903 on a Remington frame. I was going to go with a criterion barrel, then I started wondering if it would be better to go with the original parts. Most of my sourced parts are remington made. Not sure if in chasing a fantasy though...

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Re: Remington 1903

#10 Post by ikesdad » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:57 am

I think it's going to be very difficult to locate a Remington barrel to match the receiver, not just a Remington barrel but one from the correct period of manufacture. I have a Criterion on one of my Remington actions and it is excellent.

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